Which long-term condition/disease do you want to prevent next?
❤ 1. Prevent diabetes
Remember 1 in 3 adults in England has ‘pre-diabetes’ as do half of those who are overweight and over 40 years old [evidence ref. 19]. You can use pre-diabetes to help you or one of your family avoid going on to get diabetes. This can need a change of lifestyle.
Almost 1 million adults with diabetes in UK do not know they have it .
❤ 2. Prevent heart & blood diseasesMan
1 in 3 adults in England and Scotland have high blood pressure, and half of them are not receiving treatment . 3 out of every 4 of those with diabetes die from heart or blood vessels diseases including strokes . This can mean changing your lifestyle, managing stress and/or lowering your blood pressure.
if worried, refer yourself for a short chat and test with a talking therapist from home in England’s NHS. Better catch it early!
– e.g. vaccines available! And then be a protector for other people.
5. Prevent cancers:
can screen for several types, some via home test kits.
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